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Making his debut at Rio Paralympics, Staff Sgt. John Joss shoots for gold

Staff Sgt. John Joss is one of four active-duty Army soldiers who will compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2007, Joss lost a portion of his leg during an ambush in Iraq. But he decided to keep serving. Joss said a U.S. Marksmanship soldier inspired him to represent the nation and shoot competitively while he was undergoing rehabilitation. Joss aims for the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Prone and Mixed 50m Rifle Prone at the Rio Paralympics.

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Despite challenges and blemishes, Rio Olympics still won

The Olympics were too big for Rio in many ways. But the competitions, and the competitors, ultimately overshadowed the glitches. The many moving stories of Olympians stand over the games, as does the remarkable quartet of Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky.

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Mongolian wrestling coaches strip in protest of Olympic loss

Wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig and his coaches thought he had won the 65-kilogram bronze medal match, until his opponent, Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan, successfully challenged the result, saying that Ganzorig was avoiding him in the last seconds of the match. Ganzorig fell to his knees in disappointment; his coaches went much further.

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Making his debut at Rio Paralympics, Staff Sgt. John Joss shoots for gold

Staff Sgt. John Joss is one of four active-duty Army soldiers who will compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2007, Joss lost a portion of his leg during an ambush in Iraq. But he decided to keep serving. Joss said a U.S. Marksmanship soldier inspired him to represent the nation and shoot competitively while he was undergoing rehabilitation. Joss aims for the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Prone and Mixed 50m Rifle Prone at the Rio Paralympics.
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Making his debut at Rio Paralympics, Staff Sgt. John Joss shoots for gold 2:02

Making his debut at Rio Paralympics, Staff Sgt. John Joss shoots for gold

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